Feature and Follow #7
Back to School time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.
I’m pretty sure my students would hate me because my required reading list would be long…. but full of awesome books, so they couldn’t complain 🙂
I’d like my list to have variety, to give my students a taste of my favourite genres, from the fun to the serious, the easy reads to the the great tombs! I wanted to add a crazy number of books but I limited myself to ten (with difficulty). I present Adina’s English Lit Reading List and the lovely essay questions I’d give my students.
1. Daddy Long Legs – Jean Webster
A classic epistolary novel. Write a letter to Judy.
2. Enders Game – Orson Scott Card
Does the end justify the means in Enders Game? Why?
Good and evil are largely presented as black and white in The Eye of the World. Do you agree with this statement. Why?
4. A Long Long Sleep – Anna Sheehan
Waking up after 62 years in a stasis tube – terrible or brilliant? How would you react?
5. Someone I Used to Know – Francis Blakney
Adley is a prickly heroine. Do you empathise with her and do you agree with her actions and reactions to her situation. Why?
6. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart
Francis is a unique heroine. Do you think she’ll take over the world one day?
What are your thoughts on the characters in This Is Not A Test. Who did you root for?
8. Storm – Brigid Kemmerer
On a scale of 1 – 10 , how awesome are the brothers??
Anya by necessity is the leader and caretaker of her family. Responsibility was thrust upon her at a young age. Does she handle this responsibility well in your opinion.
10. Five Flavors of Dumb – Antony John
Piper’s parents make some difficult choices in Five Flavors of Dumb. Do you agree with their actions? Why?